Deeper Engagement and More Fun with Team-Based Learning
Guest Registration page for Vancouver Island 2019 Team-Based Learning Institute

***Currently, all guest seats for the 2019 Institute are taken. If you would like to join the waiting list (we typically get one or two withdrawals at the last minute), please fill out this form below, and we will contact you if a seat opens up.***

This page is intended to collect information in support of your request to participate in the Vancouver Island Team-Based Learning Institute, which takes place August 14-16 at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC.

Guest fees are $375 (CAD), which cover a two-day workshop (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM) including a light breakfast + lunch, individual consultations with veteran TBL practitioners, and a copy of Getting Started with Team-Based Learning (Sibley, Ostafichuk, Roberson and Franchini).

Facilitators: Bill Roberson and Tine Reimers of Vancouver Island University; and Jim Sibley of University of British Columbia

The Team-Based Learning Institute is an opportunity for faculty members to develop one of their courses using the Team-Based Learning (TBL) model conceived by organizational psychologist Larry K. Michaelsen.


  • Before August 14: Advance Preparation through completion of a selection of readings
  • Wednesday, August 14: Day One of TBL Institute (Face to face), 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 15: Independent course development work (3-4 hours in a location of your choice--work space is available at VIU)
  • Friday, August 16: Day Two of Institute (Face to face), 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

See 2019 TBL Institute
for details about the program.

To get started, please provide us with a little information about yourself, and about your teaching. This may take 5-10 minutes.
*Since this will be a cohort-based project structured around participant interactions that replicate a student's complete experience in a TBL environment, we ask applicants to commit to being present for both full days (8:30AM - 3:30 PM) of this TBL immersion workshop. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. If you are aware of conflicts that might interfere with your full attendance over the two days, we ask that you postpone your participation to a later offering of this Institute. The Vancouver Island TBL Institute is offered typically one or more times per year. Contact the facilitators at VIU to learn about future scheduling.

Please provide us with a few insights into your teaching by responding to the following questions. The facilitators will take into account your responses in their planning of the program. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Which of the following comes closest to representing your previous experience with the use of cooperative or collaborative learning as an instructional strategy?

What are some innovations that you have tried in the past (e.g., something you did to increase student engagement with the material)? What was your experience with those?
*Please describe in approximately 100 words or fewer your goals and expectations for participating in the TBL Institute. What changes do you want/expect/hope to see in your students as a result of redesigning your course?

After you have submitted this last response, click "Submit". You should receive confirmation on the next page that your application has been successfully submitted.